The Department of Public Works & Transportation will be conducting the 12th annual community document shredding event to be held Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at the St. Andrews Landfill located at 44837 St. Andrews Church Road in California, from 8 a.m. to noon.
This community event will provide residents with the opportunity to have their confidential, private, and important documents destroyed by a professional shredding service at no cost, turning sensitive documents into confetti-sized pieces. This type of shredding ensures that confidential material cannot be copied. All paper material shredded during the event will be recycled.
Please refrain from bringing materials that are not confidential in nature, such as newspapers and magazines (acceptable at any of the six Convenience Centers) as they will cause the truck to fill up more quickly. The shredder can handle simple staples, paper clips, spiral notebooks and thin metal prongs, however, it cannot accept 3 ring binders. Please limit the number of boxes you bring to 3 standard bankers' boxes (10"H x 12" W x 15" D) per person so we are able to serve as many residents as possible. A total of 12,650 pounds (6.32 tons) of paper was collected from over 239 vehicles at the last event held Nov. 7, 2020.
For more information or details on this event, please contact the Department of Public Works and Transportation at 301-475-4200, ext. 3550. For information on other recycling programs, log on to our website at www.stmarysmd.com/dpw/